Nursing from Within ™
Nursing from Within
Move from Under the Gun to Having Fun!
At a time when health care is going through major change, nurses—known for being highly capable in a crisis—are being forced to take on more and more responsibilities. In this increasingly stressful environment, nurses need new ways to make sure they are taking care of themselves so they don’t succumb to the physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion of caring for everyone and everything else.
Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds offers the innovative solutions today’s nurses need.
Although it outlines the problems nurses face, this book is not about trying to change the working environment. Rather, it’s about altering inner perspectives. With boundless energy and passion, it addresses an element that’s largely missing from nursing self-care programs focusing on diet and health: the spiritual self.
Taking a holistic approach that incorporates spiritual and energy principles such as Reiki Practice, Nursing from Within teaches you how to connect with your authentic self. Author Elizabeth Scala’s enthusiasm is contagious, as she shares proven and effective strategies for creating shifts in your perspective, empowering you to take on the challenges of nursing with a confidence and vitality that will bring the joy back to your chosen profession.
About the Author
Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is a Johns Hopkins-trained registered nurse, author, speaker, and consultant on burnout prevention for nurses in all specialties.
Individuals typically enter their careers with a desire to provide compassionate, heart-based care. Challenged by regulations, financial pressures and technological advancements, today’s healthcare professional struggles to balance the art with the science of practice. Elizabeth inspires nursing teams to reconnect with the passionate and fulfilling joy that once called them to their roles.
Elizabeth is also a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Coach. She lives in Maryland with her supportive husband and playfully, silly pit bull. When Elizabeth’s not speaking to or teaching other nurses you can find her enjoying nature, relaxing on the beach, practicing Yoga, or dancing to her favorite jam band, moe.
Praise for Nursing from Within
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.
Author of “Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water”
“At a time in the health care industry where change is rapid and daunting, Elizabeth Scala offers keen insights and inspiration to those who follow in her footsteps as a nursing professional. This book is worth the read for nurses of all disciplines”.
Tilda Shalof RN, BScN
Author of “A Nurse’s Story.”
“In clinical practice, scientific knowledge, expert skills, and sound judgment are essential, but they’re not a complete picture of the consummate nurse. The missing puzzle piece is described in this profound book. Scala elucidates a path to practicing as your authentic self and offers sophisticated ways to cope with stress and burnout. This book is exciting and necessary”.
Carol Gino RN, MA
Author of several best-selling books including “The Nurse’s Story”
“A brave and visionary book. Elizabeth Scala presents the problems in Nursing but focuses on the transformation in thought that has to be accomplished before we can heal ourselves, our patients and our system. I loved it”.
Kathy Quan RN, BSN, PHN
Author of several books including “The Everything New Nurse Book”
“Nursing is never easy. We leave our shift physically exhausted and emotionally spent. We get up the next day and do it all over again. Why?! Because we make a difference. Elizabeth Scala explores the adventures we have all had and shows us ways to renew our love for nursing and care for our own body and soul. This is a MUST read for every nurse”.
Allie Wilson RN
Editor of ‘Wellbeing for Nurses Magazine’
“An insightful, life-changing book for any nurse who neglects their own self-care i.e. most of us. It offers thoughtful, practical advice you can start using right now. All nurses should read it!”
Nicole M. Brown
Author of “N is for Nurse”
“A smart, concise, fun and above all informational book on being smarter about how to work as a nurse. This book is a must-have for anyone who is a nurse, wants to become a nurse and/or who supports nurses”.